Financial Services

The Challenges

Many organisations operating in the financial services industry still rely on spreadsheets for their finance, accounting and reporting processes, especially around the financial close. A spreadsheet-driven close is time consuming and inefficient and is also very risky. A simple spreadsheet error can lead to a financial disaster, from unhappy shareholders, to fines, or even the end of a business.

 

Spreadsheets are also unable to provide the big picture of an organisation’s finances and provide information as to who is on schedule with closing tasks. This means decisions are not made on real-time data and finance and accounting staff are bogged down with manual tasks, instead of focusing on analysis. Spreadsheets are also a hindrance to scalability. To grow effectively, any financial organisations must scale effectively in every process, including matching transactions, managing multiple currencies and validating. Spreadsheet-driven closes mean recruiting more accounting staff to keep up with the increasing workload involved in the expanding close.

 

Our Financial Services Industry Focus

We have over 30 years’ experience implementing and supporting market leading finance and business management solutions for organisations operating in the financial services industry all over the world. We understand the sector’s unique accounting requirements. The services and solutions we deliver focus on minimising risk, maximising efficiency and providing unprecedented visibility into all aspects of an organisation’s business systems. Our solutions are suitable for large and small companies and across all types of financial service organisation, including insurance and brokering companies to merchant bankers and private equity firms.

 

Our Solutions

  • BlackLine Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation
    The BlackLine Solution Suite helps financial organisations create a truly transparent, accurate period-end close—more efficiently and at less cost. The platform automatically imports data from bank files, POS systems, sub-ledgers, and ERPs. Transactions are matched faster—one million per minute—yet with fewer errors, leaving accountants time to focus on analysis and discrepancies. Internal and external auditors can access records in real time, from anywhere in the world, without asking for files or waiting on emails. We have been a leading BlackLine partner since 2014.
  • Infor Financial Management
    Our core financial solution, Infor SunSystems, provides the flexibility and control required to meet and exceed the demands of the most challenging business environment. SunSystems integrates general ledger, accounts payable, fixed assets and other financial processes with operational systems.
  • PROACTIS Spend Control & eProcurement

    Financial service firms are ahead of other sectors in many aspects of spend control, yet significant opportunities for driving up efficiencies are being missed. PROACTIS solutions streamline and automate spend control processes and obtain best value and control on eProcurement, routinely helping organisations save at least 15% on indirect spend.

  • Sharperlight Business Intelligence & Reporting
    Sharperlight business intelligence and reporting tools help financial service organisations take their reporting to the next level, beyond the capabilities of Excel spreadsheets.

 

Who We Have Helped

We have worked with a wide-range of financial service companies over the years, including:

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For further information on how we can help your financial service organisation streamline its core accounting and finance processes please get in touch on +44 (0)203 866 8800, or request a callback from Gary, CEO of Eclipse:

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Customer Testimonial

"The team are incredibly knowledgeable and the company stands out from other solution providers with their independent and unbiased partner approach.".

Azik Chowdhury (former External Consultant), NewDay Cards Ltd

Case Study

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